Is College Or Higher Education? Essay

811 Words Apr 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Who are you? Who do you want to be? What are you going to do? Do you ever find yourself staring blankly into the mirror asking yourself these questions? Do you have an answer for at least one of them? We as a society are faced with these piercing questions each day, when we walk out the door each person you come in contact with are judging and asking themselves the exact same questions. So what are the answers? Are there any right answers? Most importantly how do we find the answers to these questions? Some go on to college to find who they want to be, to learn who they are, and establish what they are going to do in life. Though college or higher education seems to an effective way to answer these questions many will be unable to attend due to the high prices of tuition.
As a recent high school graduate and even more recently a college student I have discovered that finding the answers to these questions are not easy or cheap. I personally come from a low income family so I know firsthand the struggles of paying for higher education. I graduated high school with a 4.8 GPA, graduating in the top 10 percentile of my class and even then I was hardly rewarded with scholarship money. I not only strived in my academics but also took part in several activities and clubs such as student government and NHS (National Honor Society). Later in my high school career I became a student athlete, participating in three varsity sports. I strived during my high school career like many…

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